British

Richard MacMillan

Richard MacMillan

ICS Group
CEO

Richard MacMillan is CEO of ICS Group, the largest healthcare staffing firm in Europe. He led ICS Group’s 2018 acquisition of London-based ProClinical Limited, establishing the group’s global presence in life sciences staffing and creating the platform to expand its healthcare workforce solutions across Europe and the US. MacMillan is working with the wider ICS team to support digital enablement and application of data throughout the business. This strategy fueled initiatives across the group since mid-2018, including the launch of new digital therapy and diagnostics services. MacMillan joined Pulse, a trading division of ICS, in 2006 as CEO; Pulse merged with ICS in 2010 and he has led the business since then.

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Impellam Group
Non-Executive Chairman

Lord Michael Ashcroft, KCMG PC, was appointed non-executive chairman of Impellam Group, which had revenue of £1.7 billion in its last financial year. He is a successful businessman, philanthropist, pollster and former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party between 2005 and 2010. In 2010, his 57% holding of Impellam was transferred to his children and “remoter issue.” The Sunday Times estimates his personal fortune at more than €1 billion, half of which he has pledged to donate to charity. In March 2015, he resigned from the House of Lords, stating that his other activities did not permit him “to devote the time that membership of the Lords properly required”.

Andrew Preston

Andrew Preston

GRI
Former CEO - UK
British

Former UK CEO Andrew Preston led GRI through a decade of intense growth, development and transformation, achieving record performance year over year while focusing on employee engagement. With 25-plus years’ staffing experience, Preston facilitated several successful M&A integrations — including the acquisition of GRI by Magnit (formerly Pro Unlimited) earlier this year — and consistently delivered double-digit earnings. With more than 120 clients, 3,750 agency partners and over £1 billion of annual recruitment spend in the UK, GRI remains focused on software and staffing solutions for its clients. Preston is an advisor in the human capital space and continues charity work for organisations that serve children and people with disabilities.

Staffing 100 Europe | 2022

Nicola McQueen

Nicola McQueen

NHS Professionals
CEO
British

With over two decades of experience in recruitment, Nicola McQueen has continued to develop creative staffing solutions to complex business challenges across the private and public sectors. As CEO of NHS Professionals since 2019, McQueen led the business through the Covid-19 pandemic, successfully recruiting more than 50,000 healthcare professionals to the NHS at a critical time for the country. She continues to grow key parts of the business, such as its international offerings and non-nursing business. A passionate advocate of women and well-being, McQueen has been featured on SIA’s Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing list for several years.

Staffing 100 Europe | 2022

Neil Carberry

Neil Carberry

Recruitment and Employment Confederation
CEO
British

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

Neil Carberry in 2018 became CEO of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, the professional body representing the UK’s £39 billion recruitment industry. Carberry and his team have played a critical role in getting recruiters access to key government support in the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Before moving to REC, Carberry was managing director for people and infrastructure at the CBI, where he led the work of the UK’s leading business organisation on employment law and relations, the labour market, education and skills, energy, climate and infrastructure. He is a council member of the conciliation service ACAS and was appointed to the Low Pay Commission in 2014.

Dave Chaplin

Dave Chaplin

Contractorcalculator, IR35 Shield
Founder & CEO, Contractorcalculator; CEO, IR35 Shield
British

Dave Chaplin is the founder and CEO of contracting authority ContractorCalculator, which he established in 1999, and CEO of UK-based tax compliance firm IR35 Shield, which enables firms, agencies and contractors to remain compliant with the Intermediaries Legislation (IR35) and off-payroll legislation. Chaplin is the author of the Contractors’ Handbook, Third Edition and more recently IR35 & Off-Payroll – Explained. He assists with IR35 tax tribunals, has consulted on many occasions for HMRC and advises politicians and government bodies on freelance tax matters. He is prolifically quoted in the trade and national press.

Staffing 100 Europe | 2021

Carmen Watson

Carmen Watson

Pertemps Network Group
Chairperson
British

Pertemps Network Group Chair Carmen Watson was responsible for the inauguration of the corporate business team that grew turnover to £323 million from £32 million between 1983 and 2000. She joined the board in 1983 and became chair in 2012. In 2018, Watson was named Director of the Year by The Institute of Directors in West Midlands and received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the REC IRP Awards in London. She is a trustee and chair of the Women in Business patrons’ group and a member of the leadership team of Race for Opportunity. In 2020, she received the LadiesFirst Inspirational Woman award.

Staffing 100 Europe | 2021

Peter Searle

Peter Searle

Airswift
CEO

Peter Searle has more than 28 years’ experience in recruitment having held managing director and chief executive positions with the Delphi Group, Ajilon and Adecco UK and Ireland. He is heavily involved in educational initiatives and was asked to appear on the UK government’s select committee for education in 2013. Searle has won multiple awards including a lifetime achievement award for his services to recruitment. In 2016, Searle became the CEO of the newly formed Airswift — following the merger of Air Energi and Swift Worldwide Resources — which specialises in global workforce solutions for the energy, process and infrastructure industries.

Matthew Rodger

Matthew Rodger

AMS
Chief Growth and Commercial Officer
British

Matthew Rodger has worked at AMS, a global provider of RPO, MSP and TA advisory solutions, in a leadership capacity since 2001. Currently chief growth and commercial officer as well as member of the board, he oversees growth strategy and commercialisation of AMS’ products and solutions. He is also accountable for corporate M&A activity; most recently, Rodger led AMS in its July acquisition of Flexibility, its Indian partner, adding 1,000 new colleagues across seven Indian cities. Prior roles at AMS include commercial and corporate director; managing director, contingent workforce solutions; chief operating officer APAC and client services director.

Staffing 100 Europe | 2022

Matt Weston

Matt Weston

Robert Half International
UK Managing Director

Matt Weston is the UK managing director for Robert Half. Prior to his current role, Weston was the director for professional staffing across the UK South region, encompassing finance and accounting, financial services, human resources and administration recruitment. Weston started his career with Robert Half in 1999 as a recruitment consultant for finance and accounting; he quickly excelled, earning several prestigious awards including being recognised four times as Robert Half’s worldwide number one consultant. He is a familiar industry figure and is often called on by the media to discuss the current trends affecting the world of work, recruitment trends and advice.

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